I have a query about the hull-to-deck joint on the CLC Shearwater 17.
From the photos on the excellent Construction Gallery, particularly #s 1,3,8,9,12,13, the deck appears to be put together upside down, with normal tape/epoxy joints made between the upper part of the deck and the two side ‘tumble-home’ sections. The deck is then turned over and dropped onto the hull like putting a top onto a pie. All well and good – but how is the internal joint made between the top of the hull and bottom of the sheer panels (I assume it would/ should be taped/ epoxied internally). Obviously the external joint is easily made, but I cannot see how the inside one is achieved!
Also, what is the purpose of fibreglassing the interior cockpit section of the craft as shown is some photos too? I don't recall this as a construction feature of other kayaks.
Thanks - would appreciate some advice/ guidance before I commit myself to building - firstname.lastname@example.org (sunny Australia!).